Lovely Links: 9/19/14

Weekly Kitten:

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 Let us not forget wonderful Simon, who helped me over-dye some clothes this week. He helped by being cute.

Wearable technology. Seems to be the next big thing, no? (Cheers, Garrett!)

“It’s not only highly annoying that in this day and age, St Ives think we could care less about whether anyone is judging us on our level of blush, but also that the assumption every time a lipstick touches our lips it must be to impress a man. It makes me think they did that survey in the 70’s and only just found it again now.”

What a marvelous mash-up of hot pink, animal print, and classic accessories.

Another creative and unusual animal print pairing: All white with a pop of leopard.

Bitchtopia offers four mantras that ring false and could be removed from circulation. I definitely agree that “real women have curves” is well-intended, but does more harm than good.

On a recent Ragstock visit, HM suggested a slightly boxy Alternative Apparel tee. I snapped it up for $6 and am now obsessed with the brand’s laid-back, thoughtfully designed basics.

Audrey looks radiant in her classic, slightly preppy outfit. Love that owl purse, too!

“…a generation ago, women needed to be good to meet society’s expectations, but good is no longer good enough. Now, girls need to be perfect.”

Back in July, I noted my disappointment in Meghan Trainor’s song “All About That Bass.” Unsurprisingly, I am not alone in my belief that this song isn’t exactly a body-positive anthem.

Zounds. Imogen shows us how to create 72 outfits from 12 garments. And then pack it all into a carry-on suitcase.

Three fun ways to wear white clothes and accessories into fall.

“So what happens when women draw their own bodies in a medium that has represented them so poorly? Here, 23 successful graphic artists share their illustrations and discuss how women are reshaping a form that has marginalized them nearly since its inception.” (Not safe for work/drawn nudity)

Masterful layering with suiting and denim. LOVE.

Totally dig this tutorial on reviving your dusty, neglected leather boots with a few simple steps.

On the Goodwill Easter Seals blog I shared three ways to dress up your thrifted cashmere.

“New Zealand photographer Jenny O’Connor photographed 60 women who were 60 in the year their photo was taken. She wanted to explore how women at 60 see themselves now, how society sees them, what’s important to them and how they feel about what lies ahead.” Also see a slideshow of the images here. (Via Not Dead Yet Style)

Always amusing: Lie Witness News heads out to New York Fashion Week. I, too, love the designs of Chandler Bing.

Tanasha has convinced me that gingham can be badass. And Rowan’s multi-buckle belt speaks for its own badassery.

An institution has emerged to put clothes on our back. The scoffer who inspires Streep character’s rant would like to think that she is outside of the fashion industry, that it has nothing to do with her. Likewise, many of us would like to think that we’re outside of the institutions that we don’t like. But we’re not. That’s the rub. No matter how enlightened or inspired we are to fight social convention, we can’t get outside the institutions that organize our societies. We’re in them whether we know it or not.”

On the Fox 9 Buzz, I offered some tips for working the Western trend.

My whip-smart, super talented, incredibly driven colleague Sarah shares the lessons she learned from watching photos of herself in her underwear go viral. They are hard lessons.

Talk about role reversal: Forever 21 has filed suit against an array of companies, alleging that they are copying its designs, as well as its name.

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5 Responses to “Lovely Links: 9/19/14”

  1. Courtney Landes

    Oh wow! Imogen’s capsule wardrobe is 72 outfits if you don’t count changing accessories as separate outfits. Just throwing in the 3 pairs of shoes into the math problem makes 216 outfits. I can’t do more math from there because I couldn’t see all of the accessories (and also she said that not all accessories went with all of the pieces.) But still! You end up with several hundred outfits.

  2. fashionforgiants

    Oh my goodness, the boot tutorial is fabulous! I need to do that ASAP!

  3. Patti_NotDeadYetStyle

    Thanks for the mention, Sally! I was so impressed by those expressive 60 year old women, exuding confidence. Love your kitty pics, and the Lie Witness News is too, too hilarious. xox.